Not just lunch money

Quality-of-life features and extra equipment often enter local public schools at the generosity of the community.

Sometimes it is fundraising efforts like the Major Saver cards, which will be available from most Jefferson City Public School (JCPS) students through next week. And often it’s through programs organized by building-specific parent-teacher organizations.

At Lawson Elementary School, a grant from the JCPS Foundation filled the library with a collection of character education books.

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Third-grade teacher Leigh Dunlap demonstrates the usefulness of a grant from the JCPS Foundation by reading “Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake” on Wednesday morning at Lawson Elementary School.

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